Some people seem to think that fish can be transgender (they can’t)


An upcoming episode of a nature documentary has revealed that a surprising amount of people think that fish can be transgender.

The documentary Blue Planet II, narrated by David Attenborough, will explore the marine world in the highly anticipated sequel.

A clip of this Sunday’s first episode has been released which follows the path of an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, a fish with the ability to change sex.

Many species of fish are able to do this, including clownfish, although not all scientists agree on the reasons why this change happens.

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Several reports on the upcoming episode have called the natural phenomenon “gender-bending” and have described the fish as transgender.

Some people seem to think that fish can be transgender (they can’t)
One of the headlines about the documentary (Photo: MailOnline)

Of course, fish can’t be transgender, as fish do not (as far as we know) have the self-understanding required to have a gender.

People can be transgender as humans are self-aware and are able of having identities.

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